War in the Middle East
What's China's stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict?
Beijing is seeking to mediate in the war between Israel and Hamas. China has condemned both parties' violence. Despite this, public hostility towards Israel prevailsBy Dang Yuan
War in the Middle East
Five scenarios for the future of Gaza
In the midst of the current war, there is still no concrete plan for the future of Gaza. Preparations for the day after need to be made now. Muriel Asseburg and René Wildangel talk about possible scenarios and what needs to happenBy Muriel Asseburg & René Wildangel
Turkey at 100
A country struggling to find its place
Tensions with the West and ambitions to become a regional peacekeeping power have brought Turkey's grand strategy into focus. Will distancing itself from Western values and ideas of democracy end in the country disengaging from Europe?By Yasar Aydin
Turkey at 100
What will become of Ataturk's legacy?
A century ago, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish Republic based on secular values. Today, many fear his vision is under threat by conservative President Recep Tayyip ErdoganBy Elmas Topcu
Turkey's stance on Hamas
President Erdogan and the shifting sands of geopolitics
Turkey initially pursued a balanced policy in an attempt to mediate between Hamas and Israel, but as Israel continues to pound Gaza, Erdogan has adopted a harsher stance. Tough choices now loom on the horizon for AnkaraBy Ayşe Karabat
A history of Hamas
The unpredictable enemy
The Islamist Hamas has been waging a "holy war" against Israel ever since the movement was founded in 1987. After assuming autocratic rule in the Gaza Strip in 2007, it began arming itself for military action. The brutal large-scale attack on the Israeli border territory was a way for Hamas to demonstrate its clout, writes Joseph CroitoruBy Joseph Croitoru
What happens after Gaza?
Following Hamas's terrorist attack on 7 October, the world affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself. But political leaders on the front lines – and the international community more broadly – must start thinking about how to put the region on a path towards lasting peace and stability. By Carl BildtBy Carl Bildt
What are the rules, according to international law?
Israel is retaliating after the Hamas terrorist attacks with massive bombings, a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and possibly a ground offensive. What is covered by international law – and what constitutes a war crime? By Matthias von HeinBy Matthias von Hein
Israeli military offensive in Gaza
Forces unleashed in the Middle East
A carte blanche for Netanyahu harbours risks. This applies especially to the military operation in Gaza. Western governments really ought to know this already. An interjection by Stefan BuchenBy Stefan Buchen
Which nation could mediate over Gaza?
The United States, European Union, Russia and China want to help end Israel's conflict with Hamas. However, writes Cathrin Schaer, Middle Eastern states are the ones who will need to step up for humanitarian and diplomatic reasonsBy Cathrin Schaer
After the Hamas terror attacks on Israel
The suffering of Gaza's civilian population
Following the brutal terror attacks by Hamas, the Israeli offensive in Gaza is ongoing, causing high civilian casualties. Urgent humanitarian access is needed. There can be no return to the situation before the Hamas attacks. An analysis by Rene WildangelBy René Wildangel
Survivors mourn lost loved ones following Hamas terror attack
Hundreds of Israelis were killed during the Hamas terror attacks, and scores are still missing or have been taken hostage. Tania Kraemer spoke to a few of those who lost loved ones in the attacksBy Tania Krämer